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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,114 636 5.0 4.5- 5.6 134 0.9 0.7- 1.1 13,439 88.2 87.4-89.0 82 0.5 0.4- 0.7 823 5.4 4.9- 5.9
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 397 9 2.1 1.0- 4.5 4 0.9 0.3- 2.7 368 93.9 90.7-96.0 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7 15 3.1 1.7- 5.5
Buncombe 397 14 5.6 2.7-11.5 2 0.5 0.1- 3.1 362 89.5 83.9-93.3 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8 18 4.3 2.6- 7.0
Cabarrus 379 18 6.2 3.5-10.7 0 0.0 . - . 337 88.1 83.3-91.7 3 0.8 0.2- 3.2 21 4.9 3.0- 7.8
Catawba 397 14 4.3 2.4- 7.7 4 0.8 0.3- 2.3 354 88.7 84.4-92.0 0 0.0 . - . 25 6.1 3.9- 9.6
Cumberland 405 14 3.4 1.6- 7.2 2 0.8 0.2- 3.3 368 90.9 86.6-94.0 0 0.0 . - . 21 4.8 2.9- 7.9
Davidson 399 13 4.9 2.4- 9.9 6 1.6 0.5- 5.2 364 89.3 84.0-93.0 2 0.5 0.1- 2.8 14 3.6 1.9- 6.6
Durham 425 22 6.9 3.9-11.9 3 1.0 0.3- 3.5 377 87.4 82.3-91.2 4 0.9 0.3- 2.9 19 3.8 2.3- 6.3
Forsyth 397 16 4.4 2.4- 7.9 7 1.8 0.7- 4.6 360 90.7 86.5-93.6 2 0.3 0.1- 1.3 12 2.8 1.5- 5.2
Gaston 383 14 3.8 2.1- 6.6 1 0.5 0.1- 3.7 337 88.8 84.9-91.9 3 0.7 0.2- 2.3 28 6.2 4.1- 9.2
Guilford 415 14 4.4 2.3- 8.4 6 1.0 0.4- 2.4 376 90.3 86.0-93.4 2 0.4 0.1- 1.5 17 3.8 2.2- 6.8
Iredell 354 15 4.2 2.1- 8.1 4 1.6 0.4- 6.4 313 88.5 83.5-92.1 2 0.6 0.1- 2.7 20 5.2 3.2- 8.2
Johnston 342 13 3.2 1.7- 5.7 5 0.7 0.3- 1.7 303 90.3 86.2-93.2 2 0.2 0.1- 1.0 19 5.6 3.4- 9.2
Mecklenburg 773 20 3.5 1.9- 6.5 3 0.2 0.1- 0.7 705 90.6 87.2-93.2 4 0.3 0.1- 1.0 41 5.3 3.5- 7.9
New Hanover 389 17 5.0 2.9- 8.5 0 0.0 . - . 349 89.3 84.7-92.6 0 0.0 . - . 23 5.7 3.4- 9.5
Onslow 356 11 2.9 1.3- 6.3 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2 311 89.1 84.8-92.3 3 0.5 0.1- 1.5 30 7.4 4.9-10.9
Orange 377 12 4.2 2.0- 8.8 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6 339 86.3 79.0-91.3 3 0.9 0.2- 3.3 22 8.3 4.2-15.4
Pitt 386 18 6.3 3.8-10.5 3 0.7 0.2- 2.0 341 86.3 81.3-90.2 2 0.5 0.1- 1.9 22 6.2 3.8-10.1
Randolph 405 18 4.8 2.8- 8.1 4 0.6 0.2- 1.5 364 89.4 85.2-92.5 2 0.6 0.1- 3.1 17 4.6 2.7- 7.8
Robeson 394 28 8.5 5.3-13.5 4 0.6 0.2- 1.6 334 84.0 78.4-88.3 3 0.7 0.2- 2.2 25 6.3 3.8-10.2
Rowan 419 24 5.0 3.2- 7.6 6 1.2 0.5- 2.7 360 86.1 80.7-90.1 3 0.4 0.1- 1.4 26 7.4 4.1-12.8
Union 351 12 3.6 1.9- 6.6 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7 316 90.1 85.8-93.2 4 1.7 0.6- 5.4 18 4.3 2.6- 7.2
Wake 761 19 3.4 1.6- 7.0 8 1.2 0.5- 2.9 695 90.2 86.6-92.9 3 0.2 0.1- 0.6 36 5.0 3.4- 7.2
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 410 15 4.8 2.4- 9.3 4 0.5 0.2- 1.5 365 88.5 83.8-92.0 2 0.6 0.1- 2.5 24 5.6 3.6- 8.6
Northeast Partnership II 449 22 6.8 3.9-11.6 9 2.3 1.1- 4.7 382 83.2 78.0-87.3 4 0.8 0.3- 2.1 32 6.9 4.6-10.3
Northeast Partnership I 445 32 7.0 4.6-10.7 7 1.1 0.5- 2.5 377 83.6 78.6-87.7 2 0.6 0.1- 3.5 27 7.6 4.8-11.8
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 380 25 8.8 4.9-15.2 5 1.0 0.4- 2.6 329 86.2 80.1-90.6 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2 20 3.8 2.3- 6.1
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 447 18 4.4 2.5- 7.4 7 1.4 0.6- 3.1 395 86.7 80.0-91.4 3 0.7 0.2- 2.2 24 6.9 3.2-14.5
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 362 18 5.9 3.6- 9.6 3 0.9 0.3- 3.0 317 86.2 81.4-89.9 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2 23 6.7 4.2-10.5
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 418 17 5.2 2.8- 9.7 3 1.0 0.3- 3.4 375 88.6 84.0-92.0 4 0.8 0.3- 2.3 19 4.3 2.6- 6.9
Chatham/Lee/Moore 464 19 6.4 3.5-11.4 4 0.6 0.2- 1.9 410 86.8 81.6-90.7 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7 30 6.1 3.9- 9.6
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 571 30 5.8 3.9- 8.6 5 1.0 0.4- 2.8 504 86.9 83.2-90.0 4 1.3 0.5- 3.9 28 4.8 3.2- 7.3
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 411 18 6.2 3.3-11.3 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7 364 87.9 82.8-91.6 2 0.4 0.1- 1.6 26 5.5 3.5- 8.6
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 347 25 9.6 5.9-15.4 4 1.5 0.5- 4.1 297 82.2 75.6-87.3 2 0.5 0.1- 1.9 19 6.2 3.3-11.3
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 449 19 5.8 3.4-10.0 3 1.1 0.3- 3.7 398 84.6 79.3-88.8 4 1.0 0.4- 3.0 25 7.4 4.6-11.7
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 660 23 4.3 2.6- 7.2 4 0.5 0.2- 1.5 593 88.9 85.3-91.7 3 0.7 0.2- 3.0 37 5.6 3.8- 8.2
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 1,033 57 5.8 4.1- 8.1 17 1.5 0.8- 2.6 884 85.3 82.3-87.9 6 0.6 0.2- 1.4 69 6.9 5.3- 9.1
No 14,081 579 5.0 4.4- 5.6 117 0.8 0.7- 1.1 12,555 88.4 87.6-89.2 76 0.5 0.4- 0.7 754 5.3 4.8- 5.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,855 234 5.5 4.6- 6.6 49 0.9 0.7- 1.3 4,257 87.0 85.5-88.4 22 0.4 0.3- 0.7 293 6.1 5.1- 7.3
Piedmont 8,527 322 4.4 3.8- 5.2 73 0.9 0.6- 1.2 7,646 89.2 88.2-90.2 52 0.5 0.4- 0.7 434 4.9 4.3- 5.6
Western NC 1,732 80 6.3 4.7- 8.4 12 0.7 0.4- 1.2 1,536 86.8 84.3-88.9 8 0.6 0.2- 1.4 96 5.7 4.5- 7.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 1,057 37 4.8 3.1- 7.2 6 0.5 0.2- 1.3 955 89.1 86.2-91.4 4 0.5 0.1- 2.0 55 5.1 3.7- 7.0
Northwest 2,866 132 5.8 4.5- 7.3 34 1.2 0.8- 1.9 2,531 87.0 85.1-88.7 15 0.5 0.3- 0.9 154 5.5 4.5- 6.7
Charlotte 2,251 79 4.2 3.1- 5.7 9 0.5 0.2- 1.2 2,019 89.1 87.0-90.8 18 0.8 0.5- 1.4 126 5.5 4.3- 7.0
Greensboro 1,965 70 4.3 3.1- 6.0 18 0.8 0.5- 1.3 1,772 89.9 87.8-91.7 12 0.6 0.3- 1.1 93 4.4 3.3- 5.9
Southern Regional 1,565 78 5.1 3.8- 6.9 13 1.0 0.5- 1.9 1,387 87.6 84.2-90.4 5 0.3 0.1- 0.9 82 6.1 3.8- 9.5
Coastal 752 34 5.3 3.6- 7.9 3 0.6 0.2- 1.9 666 87.7 84.4-90.3 2 0.3 0.1- 1.4 47 6.1 4.3- 8.5
Wake 2,143 84 4.6 3.2- 6.5 23 1.1 0.6- 1.9 1,918 89.2 87.0-91.0 13 0.3 0.2- 0.7 105 4.9 3.8- 6.2
Area L 617 40 8.9 5.5-14.3 9 1.4 0.7- 2.7 530 84.6 79.5-88.6 2 0.4 0.1- 1.7 36 4.7 3.3- 6.7
Eastern 1,898 82 5.0 3.8- 6.6 19 0.8 0.5- 1.3 1,661 87.1 85.0-88.9 11 0.5 0.3- 1.1 125 6.6 5.4- 8.1

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^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Edgecombe, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

****Learn about the NC Area Health Education Centers Program

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